Merlusse (1938) DVD5
Merlusse, one of French writer/director Marcel Pagnol's two 1935 offerings, was released in the U.S. three years later in 1938. "Merlusse" is French schoolboy slang for codfish, and M. Blanchard, a professor at a certain lycee, was known to his victims by that name. On Christmas eve, when some twenty of the students—orphans, foreigners or just plain "unwanteds"—had to remain in the boarding school, Merlusse is placed in charge. His glass eye glares at them stonily, his good one with no less severity. He sets them to tasks, marches like a proctor up and down the aisles, exacts to the utmost the last measure of discipline. But when the youngsters awake in the morning, there are toys by each bed in the dormitory and M. Blanchard, no longer to be called Merlusse, is exposed for the softhearted fraud he is.

DVD5 | PAL 4:3 | 01:03:57 | 3.72 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais (Dolby AC3, 2 ch)
Subtitles: Francais, English, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol
Genre: Comedy, Drama

Director: Marcel Pagnol
Cast: Henri Poupon, Andre Pollack, Annie Toinon, Thommeray, Jean Castan, Le Petit Jacques
Country: France

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